Tuesday, June 15, 2004

The Chronicles of Riddick

Last night the wife and myself went to see the Chronicles of Riddick. I had been told that the effects were great and the story was pretty good. I'm a Vin Diesel fan, so how could I go wrong? This isn't a movie review blog, but I have to say couldn't help being very uncomfortable during the first few scenes. I often wonder if some of these writers don't surf the web just to get ideas. I know that this story was written before TMG (I wouldn't know, I haven't read it). But I have seen a number of TMG themes come up in entertainment over the last few years. Even our name was swiped by the Xfiles folk when they debuted the show named Millennium and had a few story lines that sounded very very familiar. It happens. I'm not one to be proprietary as our friends over at the HST.
Anyway, back to Riddick. Those first few scenes came on the screen. Loud and powerful. It was an invasion of a world. It was overwhelming. The invaders came in a comet and they came in incredible numbers. There was a religious thing going on - "either convert or die". The countless intruders walked through the streets killing everyone. I couldn't help but to think of Ezekiel chapter nine - The "Slaughter Weapons!" You don't find that... those exact words used anywhere else in the Bible. Frightening. Especially if you're on the wrong end of a slaughter weapon. There are numerous references to the army that will come from the "Northern gate"... from the "Ends of Heaven." Is there a question here as to what we're being told is going to happen???? So when I saw the beginning of this movie, it was all I could do to stay in my seat and not run out of the theater and search the starry skies - even in the bright light of the parking lot. But I stayed. Good movie. But start thinking about the future. I believe - the near future. Well... gotta go. Gotta get out in the garage and make up my sandwich board --- "THE END IS NEAR - THE END IS NEAR!" But it doesn't feel very funny for some reason...

1 comment:

Chus said...

Here's a great rundown!: The Chronicles of Riddick